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"Review the interview process, many people were disappointed by it this year"
"Interview day seemed kind of unorganized, but everyone was super welcoming and helpful."
"Keep up the good work. Prospective students feel very welcomed."
"Keep doing what you are doing!"
"The auditorium was freezing! I kept my coat on during the whole morning of sessions."
"Nothing! Keep doing what your doing!"
"They do a wonderful job communicating, so just keep it up"
"None, you guys are great!"
"The coordination between the professional admissions office and the vet school admissions stinks! I had no problems communicating with the vet school admissions, but if anything had to go through the prof admissions office something went wrong."
"Nothing, their admissions department is awesome!"
"None. Everyone was extremely helpful!"
"No. The entire interview program was great!"
"Nothing! April Pugh is awesome! All my emails were answered very rapidly and she was extremely friendly at dinner. She convinced me to apply this year and I am so glad I did!"
"I have none."
"The afternoon interview process is a bit torturous if you have a late interview"
"I actually never dealt with admissions, just my two interviewers, which is why I left the ratings at the middle number (5)."
"Nothing. They are very nice"
"Pretty good admissions office, not much interaction with them though."
"Tell us about yourself"
"Why veterinary medicine?"
"Why do you want to be a vet and how have your experiences helped you understand the profession better"
"Why veterinary medicine"
"Heres the situation: a student in an anatomy group is hogging the project and the other students aren't learning because of this. What would you do to calm the situation if you were the faculty member talking to the student, the student hogging the project, and the other students in the group?"
"Name a time either in school, work, or life that you had to be flexible and what did you learn from it?"
"A scenario question about hoarding time during a dissection lab"
"Talk about a time you had to be flexible"
"Tell us about a time you were a leader or had to help a leader."
"How do you manage stress?"
"In your leadership roles, what do you do to manage conflict?"
"What is a zoononic disease and can you give us an example."
"What is an example of a time you have failed, and what did you do about it?"
"Describe a time you were a leader and how you used that leadership to solve a problem."
"What is your background like?"
"How do you artificially inseminate a mare and what ovulating agents do you use?"
"How do you deal with failure and what does failure mean to you?"
""Why did you take target archery and what did you learn that you can apply to vet med?""
"What is a current problem in the veterinary field?"
"What are global impacts of veterinary medicine?"
"All of the questions were very applicant specific."
"Tell us something unique about yourself that was not in your file."
"Do you have any livestock experience?"
"How did you become involved in ____ ? (For me the question was regarding a unique job in music I had)."
"Tell us about an experience that had a positive impact on you."
"Name some current global issues in veterinary medicine, and discuss one in detail."
"We mostly talked about my personal experiences and what sorts of skills I've gained from them. Make sure you review your VMCAS so you remember what you put on there."
"Why do you want to be a vet?"
"When did you decide you wanted to become a veterinarian?"
"They asked me a lot about my specific experiences!"
"What is antisedan and what was the drug used?"
"Tell me about you experience with the mobile equine vet."
"Tell me five current events surrounding veterinarians and protecting the public health globally?"
"What is going on in the world of veterinary medicine currently? (they pressed me for like 3-4 seperate issues)"
"Tell us why you would like to be a veterinarian."
"List 3-5 global impacts of veterinary medicine."
"Why veterinary medicine over your first college major? (Pharmacy)"
"Name 5 global veterinary problems."
"About how veterinary medicine is a global profession and to name several current events if I could"
"What roles do veterinarians play other than clinician?"
"What is BSE?"
"Why did you choose the Undergraduate college that you choose?"
"Why do you want to be a veterinarian?"
"What sorts of diseases did you see at this particular animal clinic?"
"Was there anything that we didn't cover that you wanted to make sure we were aware of?"
"What do you do to help you handle stressful situations?"
"Talk about some of the roles veterinarians can play in global issues."
"Tell me about your experience with freshwater fish. (Be prepared to defend everything in your supplement)"
"Tell me about the Barnes Maze (specific to my research)."
"Why did you choose ?"
"Tell me about a situation in which you had to take a leadership position. What qualities are important in a leader? In a group situation, do you usually jump in and take the leadership position, or do you sit back and let others lead? What is your role?"
"Tell us about your research."
"Tell me about yourself."
"How do you run a heartworm test?"
"Why veterinary medicine and why a veterinary degree?"
"Tell me about yourself and include things that were not on the application."
"What is your game plan for dealing with the stress vet students feel?"
"How will you reconcile the time commitment of wanting to be a food animal vet, and also wanting to be involved in farming yourself? (I didn't answer that well. Nerves!)"
"What kind of anesthesia gas did you use when you were monitoring surgeries?"
"Describe your path to veterinary medicine (I have a non-traditional background, so this was my first question)"
"Explain more about... (research experience, reference, etc.)."
"An older couple comes in with an older dog with behavioral problems. They are moving into a nursing home and want you to euthanize their dog. The dog is healthy. What do you do?"
"This interview was a while ago so I don't remember too many of the questions :( Tell me about Proposition 2 in California and Issue 2 in Ohio. (I attended undergrad in California)"
"Why are vets important for people? What jobs can they get involved in? What's an example of a government job? What do they do?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"What are some swine diseases that pigs are vaccinated against?"
"Follow up question to leadership question"
"Scenario: you are in anatomy lab and a student is monopolizing the project. How would you respond as the monopolizer, the other students, and the professor"
"Scenario: You're in your first year of vet school and you're in anatomy lab. There is a group of students doing dissections and there is a student who is monopolizing dissecting and the other group members are upset about it. What would you do if you were in the position of: a. the faculty member running the lab b. the student who is monopolizing the dissection c. one of the upset group members""
"Scenario: You're in your first year of vet school and you're in anatomy lab. There is a group of students doing dissections and there is a student who is monopolizing dissecting and the other group members are upset about it. What would you do if you were in the position of:
a. the faculty member running the lab
b. the student who is monopolizing the dissection
c. one of the upset group members"
"How do I manage conflict"
"What roles do veterinarians play in society (other than the obvious caring for animals)?"
"What would you do if you worked for a veterinarian who did not believe in declawing, and you had a client that wanted her cat declawed? What would you say to her?"
"How do you know you would do well at OSU?"
"Name a time you had to step up as a leader"
"They were all what I expected."
"Asking about one of my cases and what I learned from it"
"What do you know about horse slaughter?"
"What is a zoonotic disease? Give a couple of examples."
"What recent books have you read?"
"In your role as a music teacher have you come to view your own teachers and professors in a different way?"
"Do you know any protozoal diseases dogs and/ or cats can get? [after discussing my research on ruminant protozoa]"
"Talk about a specific case you observed in your small animal clinic. How would you personally have handled this case?"
"What stresses you/how do you deal with stress?"
"How do you feel about core versus non-core vaccines?"
"How a specific club I was involved in (comedy club) prepared me for veterinary school."
"Why did you apply to Ohio State? Why might you come here as an OOS applicant?"
"What is the difference between anesthetizing a large animal versus a small animal?"
"Tell me about an interesting case you observed in x setting (somewhere I interned)."
"They had me ask them about the school and gave me an opportunity to see what I was in for"
"After answering a question about a difficult time in my life and how I handled it, they asked me what I learned from that experience and how would I handle a similar situation today?"
"What role do you think a veterinarian should play in a community?"
"Anything we should know about you that's not listed on your application? I took this opportunity to talk about my hobbies."
"Tell me about zoonotic diseases and what can be done to prevent them."
"What options are available to a client who cannot afford emergency surgery?"
"What has been your favorite volunteering experience?"
"What are some global issues veterinarians are involved in?"
"What would you do if an aggressive dog at a shelter was up for adoption and a family with children wanted to adopt it? What is involved in temperament testing? (related to experience)"
"I see that you travel a lot. Where did you travel to in Ireland while you were studying abroad?"
"Tell us about a time where you had to be innovative or do something outside of your comfort zone"
"Tell us about a nasty patient you have encountered (I work at a human medical practice as well) and how you dealt with it."
"What were some of your responsibilities at [a particular veterinary experience]?"
"Pretend I'm a state senator and you're my science advisor. What will you tell me to convince me to give money to vet met over other places?"
"Should food-borne illnesses be eradicated? (It was neat because my interviewer explained that Sweden has made a concerted effort to eliminate Salmonella in recent years)"
"Tell me about a time when you made a split-second decision that you looked back on and said "I used really good judgment.""
"How did your experience on the dairy farm in New Zealand change you in ways other than those that relate to vet med?"
"Why do sheep make a good model for orthopaedic research? (This was specific to my work experience.)"
"Describe a case that you went through with a veterinarian. What were the steps taken and what was the outcome?"
"What was a time that you were most challenged and how did you overcome that?"
"Vet school is very academically challenging. Tell us about a time when you had to use coping mechanisms to deal with a particular situation"
"Ugh I don't remember most of them!"
"If an old couple wanted to put down their 4 year old cat, what would you do? What if it wasn't 4 years old?"
"Tell us about Australia."
"You are a recent vet grad working in a SA hospital. It is close to closing time and someone comes in with their dog who has been hit by a car and has a diaphgramatic hernia. You have not done the procedure before, the vet who owns the hospital is not there and not accessible by phone. The dog will die without surgery and requires immediate attention. What do you do?"
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